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This undated electron microscope image made availalbe by the National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases - Rocky Mountain Laboratories shows novel coronavirus particles, also known as the MERS virus, colorized in yellow. The mysterious new respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East spreads easily between people and appears more deadly than SARS, doctors reported Wednesday, June 19, 2013 after investigating the biggest outbreak in Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/NIAID - RML) Image Credit: AP

Cairo: Saudi Arabia's health ministry said on Monday it has detected five new cases of the new coronavirus, state TV reported.

Four Saudi citizens were diagnosed with the disease, three of whom had arrived from Iran and Iraq. The fifth case is of an Egyptian man who arrived from Egypt to the kingdom, the ministry added.

This brings the total of coronavirus cases detected in the kingdom to 20.

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